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Sino-Russian conspiracy : Domains used to steal bank account credentials

Russian cybercriminals hiding behind fake Chinese WHOIS have launched sophisticated phishing attacks. Targeting owners of major US bank accounts, the attacks involve the registration of domains resembling those of financial institutions; most of these domains are registered with Chinese domain registrars. Chase Bank is one such example we covered; Wells Fargo is another such incident. […]

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After spending $30MM for Sometrics, Amex allows its most popular site Gamecoins.com TO Drop

American Express acquired Sometrics for $30 million and the most popular site, GameCoins.com has been allowed to expire and dropped by the company.

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Alert: Chinese registered domain Ameriban-extuess.com to phish AMEX customers

An email pretending to arrive from American Express is using a recently disclosed breach of customer data at Home Depot to phish for your personal banking information. Ameriban-extuess.com, the domain used in this phishing scam was registered with Chinese information, per DomainTools. Todaynic.com, the Chinese registrar where the phishing scam domain was registered on 9/17/2014 […]

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Fancy (.com) and Honest (.com) Both Eying $$Billion IPOs

We can’t be sure how much a one word dictionary domain adds to the value of the branding in these cases, but it sure doesn’t hurt. Neither does the star power of Jessica Alba fronting for Honest.com while Will Smith stays behind the scenes as an investor in Fancy.com Take the case of Honest.com which, according toNameBio was […]

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Microsoft Devices Listen Even While Off; Cook Makes His Mark on Apple

Yebhi.com becomes an online products aggregator and couponing site (Cry’s Out 4 Name Change???) Apple joining phablet craz; Why Google Won’t Be Sending A Drone To Your Doorstep Anytime Soon; Silicon Valley Offices Are Stunningly Pricey.…Geo Owners Take Note: America’s Fastest-Growing Small Cities;15 People In NYC Who Are Changing Advertising That You Need to Know; Saks […]

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Apple Poised to "SuperCharge" Mobile Payments (Name Hint)

With biometric and NFC technologies—not to mention the big three credit card companies—on board, Apple may give a big boost to mobile payments, enabling consumers to pay in stores with their iPhones. And merchants may not need new POS terminals.. Apple will unveil its plans Tuesday, but experts have some ideas on what’s coming. Full […]

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